Warner Robins, GEORGIA — Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC), along with Trinity School of Medicine, announces the construction of a 265-bed student housing complex on Sutherlin Drive off Highway 96 in Warner Robins to support students at both institutions. This private development is a result of community partnerships between Houston Healthcare, Houston County government leaders, and Argus Eyed Partners and Sierra Development, the companies which will construct and manage the housing facility.
Along with housing for both CGTC and Trinity students, the Lofts at Houston Central will offer retail and dining options and will be the first development of its kind in Houston County. This new complex will provide an authentic on-campus living experience for CGTC and Trinity students, will increase local vitality, and will aid the local economy and the Houston County community in the endeavor to grow and attract the next generation of workforce talent. Construction has already begun on the property, which is owned by Houston Healthcare, the County’s 4th largest employer.
“Central Georgia Technical College is pleased to be able to offer our students private, fully furnished living spaces,” said Dr. Ivan Allen, president of CGTC. “The College is also pleased that our community will benefit from the additional retail and dining options included in this unique project. Most of all, CGTC is excited that the Lofts at Houston Central will attract students from around our state and nation who will receive high-quality education and training, graduate, and then remain in the middle Georgia area to fill high-demand, essential jobs.”
Dr. Frances Purcell, Provost-Dean of Trinity added, “Trinity School of Medicine is founded on the principles of family and community service. This great, new student housing option will allow our students to live in a student community dedicated to service in healthcare, working together to live and grow in caring for their patients.”
“We are grateful to have found three wonderful partners who care deeply about their missions and the community collectively,” said Travis Griffith, president of Argus Eyed Partners. “What excited us the most about this project is the quality of leaders and their vision to grow and continue to make positive impact. We hope this project can serve as a catalyst for new opportunities and an expanded reach for Houston Healthcare, CGTC, and Trinity.”
Lofts at Houston Central became a reality because of the cooperation of many local leaders including Tommy Stalnaker, chairman of the Houston County Board of Commissioners. He understood the vision and saw that this project would enhance the student experience. Recently, he congratulated all of the involved organizations adding, “this project will have a positive impact on Houston County for many years in the future.”
Lofts at Houston Central will include quality finishes and staff with a reputation for providing unparalleled service. Elevator access to the Lofts, gated onsite parking, fully-equipped fitness center, and a resort-style saltwater pool are just some of the amenities student residents will enjoy. Lofts at Houston Central will also feature approximately 5,000 square feet of retail space which is targeting quick service as well as unique sit-down restaurants and other complimentary retail. For more information about retail opportunities, contact Susan Bloodworth at 478.747.2692 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Argus Eyed Partners and Sierra Development Group aspire to help healthcare and higher education institutions like CGTC, Trinity, and Houston Healthcare advance their missions by partnering to provide turnkey real estate solutions. These institutions are vital anchors in their communities and leaders in bringing positive change to the local landscape and culture. Argus Eyed Partners and Sierra Development Group are expanding their footprint in the Southeast by partnering with institutions in Georgia and surrounding states. They aim to provide outside capital and real estate development solutions to growing institutions, specifically higher education and healthcare, seeking to use public-private partnerships to allow the institutions to focus their limited resources on their primary mission. Argus Eyed Partners and Sierra Development Group seek to achieve excellence in all phases by looking to capture opportunities to build on the institutions’ presence in a community and to promote human flourishing and economic growth.
For more information regarding student housing opportunities, visit www.liveatlofts.com.
About Central Georgia Technical College: CGTC is a two-year college accredited by the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS COC) and is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). CGTC offers students academic and occupational workforce education, adult education services such as high school equivalency and English as a Second Language, and services the community through its Economic Development unit by supporting new and expanding industry projects and by offering customized business and industry training and more. In addition to providing ready-to-work industry credentials, CGTC offers seamless transfer opportunities through articulation agreements with many local four-year universities through its Associate of Science in General Studies and other degree programs. CGTC will become only the third technical college in Georgia to offer student housing options.
About Trinity School of Medicine: Trinity is a top-ranked, fully accredited medical school located in the Caribbean. Trinity invests in its students by not only providing an exceptional learning experience, but in fostering an environment of care, trust, and commitment to ensure the ultimate success of its medical students. Through rigorous academics, a supportive environment, world-class partnerships, and personal attention, Trinity graduates, matches, and delivers skilled, compassionate, and successful physicians throughout the world. Trinity School of Medicine’s Southeast U.S. campus is located in Warner Robins, GA.
Learn more about Trinity at www.trinityschooolofmedicine.org.
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